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The Tao of Badass Review (2020): Is It Worth Your Money?

Something which a lot of men struggle with is self-confidence, especially when it comes to approaching and dating women.

Confidence in a man is always attractive to women. Always.

Luckily confidence is a skill which you can practice and improve. Just like a muscle, the more you work it, the stronger it gets.

The Tao of Badass is an incredibly popular new dating book for guys. Can it help you gain the confidence you need to attract the kind of women we all want?

In my The Tao of Badass review, I’m doing a deep dive into this book. I’ll share with you honest thoughts of this book, including what you’ll get, the pros and cons, and whether I think it’s worth your time and money.

Let’s get started.

This review contains affiliate links which means I earn a commission if you end up buying the book. However, this didn’t stop me from sharing the good and the bad about it.

Is this just a ‘pick up’ book?

Let’s get one thing out of the way: The Tao of Badass is more than just a ‘pick up’ book.

Yes, the book will definitely help seduce women, but it’s designed to do more than that.

Unlike other dating books out there for men, which are little more than a listicle of cheesy one liners, Tao of Badass adopts a more effective approach to actually impressing women. It focuses on practical ways, science-backed ways a man can improve himself in order to be more attractive for life.

Therefore, if you’re looking to make positive changes to yourself, build your self-confidence, and carry yourself better around women, then you will definitely like it.

However, if you’re just looking for a lame line to conquer your hot neighbor, this book may not be for you.

What do you get?

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The Tao of Badass by Josh Pellicer contains practical tips for building your confidence and therefore your attractiveness to women. It also explains how to approach women and build the foundations of a healthy relationship.

The ultimate goal of the book is to help you build stronger connections with women and create rapport with people in general.

The Tao of Badass does this by teaching you about confidence, body language, and common dating mistakes you need to avoid.

Here’s a breakdown of all the material you’ll get when you buy The Tao of Badass:

  • The Tao of Badass eBook: Available as both a PDF Book and Audiobook download. This 150 page book forms the step-by-step ‘blueprint’ to approaching, attracting and seducing women.
  • 4 Bonus Chapters: Includes how to avoid being put in the ‘friend zone’, how to date multiple women at once (without being a jerk about it), how to break up like a real man, and how to never get cheated on.
  • The 5 week Body Language Mastery Course: 9 hours worth of webinars show you exactly how to use body language to get the women you want.
  • Subliminal Inner Confidence Audio Album: 4 audio tracks to download to your phone that will give you the confidence men absolutely need around women.
  • Access to a Private Members Group: Enjoy the opportunity to share experiences and advice with experts and other like-minded members.

As you can see, this is an incredibly comprehensive package. Although there is a lot to get through, you don’t have to consume all the material in a linear fashion.

It’s perfectly fine to cherry pick the topics that are most interesting for you and mix and match the chapters and videos.

Who is Josh Pellicer?

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The author of The Tao of Badass, Josh Pellicer, is a self-described ‘average guy’ who became a full-time dating and relationships coach.

After striking out with women all his life, Josh set about learning as much as he could about the female psychology and meeting as many women as he could to hone his techniques

Josh has a background in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) so the research he did into female psychology was pretty comprehensive.

In doing my research for this The Tao of Badass review, another interesting thing I found out was how interested John Pellicer is in eastern philosophy. Now, Josh certainly isn’t a Buddhist, but he is inspired by the teachings of one of the world’s oldest philosophies.

I probably should’ve guessed this by the inclusion of ‘Tao’ in the title of the book. But I can confirm that eastern philosophy is where a lot of Joshs’ inspiration for confidence and self-improvement comes from.

For me, this is a huge plus to the book and automatically sets it apart from other dating guides on the market. I’m also a big fan of eastern philosophy and I think it can teach us a lot about confidence, compassion and how to carry yourself around other people.

If you’re also interested in eastern philosophy, then you’ll get a real kick out of The Tao of Badass.

So what does the Tao have to do with dating?

As I discovered, the ‘Tao’ or ‘Dao’ is a concept in eastern philosophy. The word literally means ‘way’ in Chinese, although it can also be interpreted to mean ‘doctrine’ or ‘principle’.

As a philosophy, Taoism emphasizes living in harmony with the natural order and rhythm of the universe. Taoism also teaches various disciplines and behaviors which you must practice to become one with the Tao.

In this sense, the Tao or ‘path’ of being a badass teaches you about what is really happening in the dating world — the interactions which lead to attraction and emotional connection.

It also teaches you the disciplines and behaviors you need to practice in order to achieve your goals in that world.

This is definitely a unique and interesting take on dating, and you’ll be surprised by how effectively it works.

The Tao of Badass review: A deeper dive into key topics

Ultimately, the aim of The Tao of Badass is to give you a toolkit which you can actually use in your everyday life.

What you do with that toolkit is up to you, but it should give you everything you need to create more connections with women, and to develop that connection into a deeper relationship when you find the right woman.

So what does that mean on a practical level? Let’s get into the nitty gritty.

1. How to improve your self confidence

If there’s one thing worth learning from this book, it’s this: Learning to become more confident is the most important thing you can do for your everyday life, not just your dating prospects.

Whether we like it or not, the confidence we have in ourselves (or lack thereof) has a huge impact on how other people perceive and react to us. Not to mention, improving your confidence will also improve your own perception of yourself as well.

The Tao of Badass gives you extremely practical advice on improving your self-image and confidence.

I don’t think I’ve ever really lacked confidence around women, but I was surprised at how many tricks I learned to stand tall around women and impress them. Some were subtle while others were absolute game-changers for me.

2. Using the right body language

This is one of the core focuses of the book. Learn how to express, understand and react to body language so you can communicate on more than just a verbal level.

Even if you’re not aware of it, everyone is communicating with their body language all the time. That’s why you need to understand what you’re telling people with your body language and what they’re ‘saying’ back to you.

Just like learning a foreign language, having a better understanding of body language will let you communicate better. Give off the message you actually want to send to women and understand when they are, and importantly, when they aren’t interested in you.

3. Creating rapport and emotional connections

Learn how to build better emotional connections with women by understanding how, and more importantly, when you should increase your bond with a woman.

Don’t jump straight into talking about your deepest fears and aspirations, but don’t make the mistake of keeping the relationship at surface level forever.

This is where The Tao of Badass gives you practical advice on how to navigate conversations and interactions so you can pursue and build the type of relationships you’re hoping to achieve.

4. Why you need to act like a man

The Tao of Badass offers advice specifically around traditional ideas of masculinity and femininity.

A lot of dating guides skirt around the issue of gender because of pointless political correctness. I really don’t like it when they do this.

In 2020 men are still men and women are still women. And men are different to women. We have different biology, psychology, needs and desires.

If you are (or want to be) a masculine man who attracts feminine women, the book offers a lot of advice on what these roles mean in the dating world, and how you can play your role more effectively.

And the simple truth is that women are attracted to confident, masculine men. It’s just part of their psychological makeup.

However, the key thing to be aware of (which The Tao of Badass reinforces impressively) is that you don’t need to have a ton of muscles and a hairy chest to be masculine. Any man can give of masculine vibes that women love.

It’s all about carrying yourself with confidence.

If you’ve experienced being friend-zoned or lumped in the ‘nice guy’ category, then chances are your lack of confidence was the issue. Tao of Badass is great for understanding what you did wrong so that you’ll never get friend-zoned again.

5. The common mistakes you need to avoid

Everyone makes mistakes when they’re practicing a new skill, and that includes dating. Learn some of the common mistakes people make and what you should do instead.

This is one of the main reasons why there is so much interest in dating books and dating coaches. People want to avoid rejection, capitalize on opportunities when they arise, and keep their relationships healthy.

With that in mind The Tao of Badass gives you easy to understand examples of mistakes people make in the dating world.

How much does Tao of Badass cost?

The Tao of Badass package, including the main eBook, bonus eBook, video series, audio series and access to the private members group, costs $67.

On The Tao of Badass website they claim that the entire package would normally sell for $2394 if sold separately. I’m the first to be skeptical with heavily discounted online offers. However, they amount of material on offer here is definitely worth far more than $67.

Now, $67 isn’t pocket change. However, you do get access to a huge variety of material, which contains all the information you’ll ever need to seduce women for the rest of your life.

And you do get a 60-day money back guarantee which makes it a risk free purchase for you.

The pros — what I liked

The Tao of Badass offers a unique perspective on dating, and there’s a lot of practical, actionable advice to help you achieve your goals.

Here are some of the things I liked most:

Practical advice

Everything in the book comes back to advice you can actually use in the real world.

The Tao of Badass gives you a strong starting point if you want to improve your dating game, and it will help you avoid some mistakes that others have had to learn the hard way.

It goes without saying that practical advice should be the goal of any ‘self help’ book – but you would be surprised. I read a lot of these types of books and many of them leave me disappointed by focusing more on theory than reality.

Not The Tao of Badass. After reading this book, you’ll be better equipped to meet and impress women in everyday life.

The focus on confidence

Confidence is everything.

If you’re not willing to let go of self-doubt and back yourself completely, you’re simply never going to be successful with women. And not just women – if you lack confidence, you’ll never get ahead in life.

The Tao of Badass is the only book you’ll ever need to read to develop confidence for life. I think the step-by-step blueprint for developing unshakable confidence is one of the best parts of the book and I’d buy it for this information alone.

Grounded in science

Remember how I said Josh Pellicer has an academic background in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

Therefore, the advice is this book is methodologically backed up by science and psychological research. Every claim in the book is backed up by evidence.

Unlike most other dating guides, you can be confident that the advice in this book goes beyond the author’s opinions and is supported by actual science.

Instant access

Because The Tao of Badass is an online package, you don’t have to wait to get it in the mail. You can access it immediately.

Money back guarantee

The Tao of Badass comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.

Therefore, it is a risk-free purchase for you. If you find that it’s not quite the right fit for you, you can return it for a full refund, no questions asked.

The cons — what could be better

This wouldn’t be a complete The Tao of Badass review without a mention of the cons. As useful as this book is, it isn’t perfect.

Here’s what I think could be improved:

Meeting women

The Tao of Badass gives a lot of advice on what to do when building relationships, but it doesn’t have as much of a focus on how and where to meet women for the first time.

If readers aren’t sure how to meet women, they may struggle with using the other advice the book offers.

The language can be a bit much

As you might have guessed from the ‘badass’ in the title of the book, it definitely has a strong tone in the way it’s written.

I guess this comes down to a matter of preference — some readers might find this tone of writing to be highly engaging and enjoyable, like I did. I like it when a book is upfront, no-nonsense and uses emotive language.

However, others might find the ‘badass tone’ a bit tiresome.

My verdict: is The Tao of Badass worth your money and time?

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If you’re looking to gain confidence in yourself and gain practical dating advice, then The Tao of Badass definitely has a lot to offer.

It also provides a unique perspective on the world of dating by offering advice which incorporates elements of eastern philosophy.

This is a useful addition since learning a bit of philosophy can be a powerful way of working towards self-improvement, and being a better version of yourself will make you more attractive.

With all that in mind, The Tao of Badass is definitely worth the cost of admission. There’s plenty of useful content, and the bonus video course, audio recordings, and members community give you even more ways to learn and use these techniques.

If you want to upgrade your love life, then The Tao of Badass will be exactly what you’re looking for.

Lachlan Brown

Written by Lachlan Brown

I’m Lachlan Brown, the founder, and editor of Hack Spirit. I love writing practical articles that help others live a mindful and better life. I have a graduate degree in Psychology and I’ve spent the last 6 years reading and studying all I can about human psychology and practical ways to hack our mindsets. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

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